We are a sixth form college that prides itself in offering specialist support services tailored to 16-19 year olds. We have a dedicated Student Information Centre and outstanding Study Plus Centre that work together to support you and your learning.

Student Information Centre

The Student Information Centre provides a wide range of student services and is a one-stop shop to help students with their needs. Some of the services run by the Student Information Centre include:

  • Student financial advice and administration
  • Examination co-ordination
  • Admissions and enrolment
  • Student record amendments including addresses and attendance
  • Maintenance of the College’s student data
  • Payments for trips

Student Welfare

The Student Support team are located in the Student Support Centre and are open to students between the hours of 9:30am and 4:30pm for appointments and drop-ins Monday to Friday. Students are invited to come in to discuss and receive support and advice on a range of personal and youth related matters, for example, emotional health, money, relationships, sexual health, etc. Students can also be referred/request to see a counsellor, or a mentor depending on their needs. Please refer to the downloadable document below for more information.

Safeguarding and Child
Protection Policy

The student support team helping potential students who wish to study at Sir George Monoux College

The Study Plus Centre

The Study Plus Centre is open for drop-in and regular support for your courses and learning. The Study Plus Centre is staffed by qualified Learning Consultants who can help you to improve your grades, prepare you for exams, assist in helping you to improve your English and also support you to know where to start with your assignments.

The Learning Consultants can work with you to improve your grades, or simply help you to organise your work more efficiently. They provide friendly advice and support to help you with all of your study needs through small group workshops, one-to-ones and added support if required.

If you think you may need help with any aspect of your course, you can visit the Study Plus team, who are based near the College’s Learning Resource Centre

A Sir George Monoux College's teacher helping one of our very own students


Students with outstanding attendance, punctuality and performance can apply for a £500 scholarship, via their tutor. In 2015/16, 23 students were awarded £500 each as part of the scheme. The Scholarship Scheme is funded through the money saved on energy bills by our solar panels on the roof of the Brockman Building.

Bursary and Free College Meals

The College has funding to provide financial support for students who have the greatest financial need. Students who fit the eligibility criteria will be able to apply for the Bursary and Free College Meal. The Bursary and Free College Meal schemes is assessed on:

  • Student Vulnerability - This means that the student is in care, leaving care, living independently, a young parent or is disabled and currently receive Employment Support allowance/Universal Credit and Disability Living Allowance or Employment Support Allowance/Universal Credit and Personal Independent Payments.
  • Bursary criteria: total Household Income under £23,000 - This includes whatever income your family receives (salary, pensions, benefits and/or tax credits) on an annual basis.
  • Free College meal criteria: Parents/carers in receipt of benefits and have an annual gross income of under £16,190

Please note: students’ attendance must be at least 90% in order to receive the termly bursary payment.

Download the Bursary and Free College Meal Guidance and Application Form 2015-2016 (below); complete and return to the College during enrolment.
For returning students, please download the Bursary Fund Renewal Declaration 2015–2016 (below) and bring it to enrolment.

Child Care Costs

If you are a student who is also a parent there is support for child care costs. You need to contact Care to Learn on 08001218989. (Payment of the Care to Learn fund is dependent on 100% attendance, completion of all work, punctuality and satisfactory effort.) Details will be provided to all students upon request. For further details log on to www.gov.uk/care-to-learn
Students can arrange an appointment with the Student Bursary and Welfare Coordinator to discuss their financial difficulties and based on this assessment they may be eligible to receive a lunch allowance, travel allowance and support with exam re-sits. If you need extra financial help in an emergency you can speak to a member of staff from the Student Support team.

Please note; additional support is subject to funding provision
For further information contact us on studentfinance@sgmc.ac.uk or ask to speak to a member of the bursary team.

Bursary and Free College Meal Policy 2016-17

Bursary and Free College Meal Guidance Handbook 2016-17

Bursary and Free College Meal Application Form 2016-17

(For new students)

Bursary and Free College Meal Renewal Declaration 2016-17

(For returning students)

Further Education Free Meals (EFA guidelines)

16 to 19 Bursary Fund Guide (EFA)